Minutes of Arc to Circles Converter

Enter the angle in minutes of arc below to get the value converted to circles.

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Result in Circles:

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1 arcmin = 4.6296E-5 cir
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How to Convert Minutes of Arc to Circles

To convert a measurement in minutes of arc to a measurement in circles, divide the angle by the following conversion ratio: 21,600 minutes of arc/circle.

Since one circle is equal to 21,600 minutes of arc, you can use this simple formula to convert:

circles = minutes of arc ÷ 21,600

The angle in circles is equal to the angle in minutes of arc divided by 21,600.

For example, here's how to convert 50,000 minutes of arc to circles using the formula above.
circles = (50,000' ÷ 21,600) = 2.314815 cir

Minutes of arc and circles are both units used to measure angle. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Minute of Arc?

The minute of arc is a unit of angle equal to 1/60th of one degree, or 1/21,600 of a circle. The minute of arc is also equal to π/10,800 radians.

A minute of arc is sometimes also referred to as an arc minute, arcminute, or minute arc. Minutes of arc can be abbreviated as arcmin, and are also sometimes abbreviated as MOA or amin. For example, 1 minute of arc can be written as 1 arcmin, 1 MOA, or 1 amin.

The minute of arc is most commonly represented using the prime (′), although the single-quote is commonly used. For instance, 1 minute of is most commonly expressed as 1′.

Learn more about minutes of arc.

What Is a Circle?

A circle is the equivalent of 1 revolution around a circle, or 360°.

A circle is sometimes also referred to as a revolution. Circles can be abbreviated as cir; for example, 1 circle can be written as 1 cir.

A circle is more commonly used to describe a round, symmetrical shape with no corners or edges than it is to describe plane angle. The shape is described by its radius and circumference.

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Minute of Arc to Circle Conversion Table

Table showing various minute of arc measurements converted to circles.
Minutes Of Arc Circles
1' 0.000046296 cir
2' 0.000092593 cir
3' 0.000139 cir
4' 0.000185 cir
5' 0.000231 cir
6' 0.000278 cir
7' 0.000324 cir
8' 0.00037 cir
9' 0.000417 cir
10' 0.000463 cir
100' 0.00463 cir
1,000' 0.046296 cir
10,000' 0.462963 cir
100,000' 4.6296 cir

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